Basic Information:

Name – La Flor Dominicana Double Claro No. 50

Size – Robusto

Wrapper – Ecuadorian Double Claro (Candela)

Tobacco Blend – Nicaraguan and Dominican

Pricing – $6.60

Body – Medium

Construction/Appearance:

Band is a traditional La Flor black and red with gold and white fonts. However, this particular cigar has a green rim on the bottom of the band.  The cigar itself has a light green hue due to the Candela wrapper.  It cigar has minimal veins and is triple capped.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Grassy notes most likely from the chlorophyll mixed with an herbal tea scent.

Type of Cut – Straight cut

Cold Draw – Tangy grass mixed with light wood.  Draw also had good resistance.

After Toast:

First Third – A vegetal note is present, but not dominant like the cold draw.  Spice and creamy vanilla flavors are more prevalent at this time.  There is a slight pepper on the finish. Burn is slightly wavy.  Ash is a medium gray color and dense.

Second Third -The flavors in this phase remained consistent but added a slight minty component at the transition.  On one unique puff, I got a blast of florals but that diminished fairly quickly.  The pepper kicked up slightly too. The ash fell off around an inch and half; then corrected the wavy burn.

Final Third -The mint kicks up slightly and holds through the finish.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Matua Sauvignon Blanc

Overall Experience:

This La Flor Dominicana Double Claro No. 50 from LFD Cigars was not complex, but had some very good flavors that remained consistent throughout the smoke.  Personally they were all flavors I tend to enjoy, which made this a great hour for me.  I would recommend this stick on a hot day.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 88 pts.

About La Flor Dominicana – LFD Cigars: –  http://laflordominicana.com/ 

La Flor Dominicana Claro